Do you like Yorkie Puppies? If you are, then you’re probably planning on getting your own cute and adorable bundle of joy. If you are getting a Yorkie puppy, you will have first to choose what different breeds of Yorkies you want as a pet.
At a first glance, All puppy Yorkies look alike, but there are several divisions of various types of dogs. Each kind of Yorkie is different in size, color, coat, and breed. Most dog lovers can see, know and spot the difference. If you’re one of those Yorkie dog lovers who have little info about the subject, then the following information below can help you in choosing and deciding on what Yorkie puppy you want to have as a pet.
Types of Yorkie Puppies
1. Parti Yorkies
Yorkie puppies have coats with blue and gold, blue and tan, black and gold and black and tan colors. When we say Parti Yorkies, these dogs have three colors or tri-colors. A Yorkie with this kind of coloring has a gold or tan head with a white body and some black patches in the mix. What you have is a puppy or dog with beautiful coat color mix.
There is some contention among dog lovers that Parti Yorkies are not purebred Yorkies. Still, you have an assurance that this type of puppies’ healthy and lively. Additionally, the American Kennel Club or AKC officially recognizes this puppy type in their registry.
2. Biewer Yorkshire Terrier
At the first glance, Biewer Yorkshire Terrier Puppies look similar to tri-color Yorkie Puppies. However, a closer look at the puppy’s coat shows a difference in markings. A tri-color Yorkie has a gold or tan head, and its body is a mixture of white with black patches. The Biewer, on the other hand, has standard pattern color while having a white marking that liberally marks its body. There are questions about the purebred quality of the breed.
Nevertheless, the Biewer Yorkie breed is now an addition to the American Kennel Club’s registry as of 2014 thus enabling it to compete in the Toy group dog shows.
3. Designer “Yorkies”
The preceding Yorkie puppy types have several questions about them being purebreds. The Designer “Yorkies” Puppies, on the other hand, are unquestionably mixed breeds. Recently it is common to mix Yorkshire Terriers dog breeds with other breeds like the Chihuahua which results in a Chorkie or a Maltese that ends up producing a Morkie. They are cute puppies no doubt it, but they are not purebred dogs hence not another variation of Yorkie Puppies. Remember this small difference in mind since a Designer Yorkie dog does not recognize the dog and it won’t be eligible for official dog shows.
Mixed breeds are different from pure breeds regarding personality. A Designer Yorkie dog will inherit the temperament of its non-Yorkie dam or sire. The breed mixing also affects the lifespan of the Designer Yorkie dog.
4. Teacup Yorkies
Yorkie Puppies and dogs are small animals, but Teacup Yorkies Puppies and dogs are even lower in stature. Teacups are purebred dogs hence the American Kennel Club recognizes them as purebred dogs eligible for official dog shows. They are also called Miniature Yorkies by some people. An adult Teacup Yorkie is 8 to 9 inches tall and weighs a maximum weight of 7 pounds. They also have a lifespan of 12 to 15 years.
A Teacup Yorkie has several health ailments like collapsing trachea, hypoglycemia, liver shunts, dental problems and patellar luxation. The dog is vulnerable to tendon and ligament Injuries since its bones are brittle in nature. However, this need not discourage you from getting a Teacup puppy. The puppy’s health issues are treatable and avoidable with the proper care and health maintenance.
5. Black Yorkies
This is a very rare color that one sees in a Yorkie’s coat. Yorkie Puppies usually have a tan and black coat when they newly-born. As the puppy matures, the coat changes from black to blue. When the Yorkie puppy is six months old, the coat color begins to change though this may take three years at most. When the Yorkie puppy is an adult, its coat is now tan and blue not tan and black. Still, there is a slim chance that you can find a Black Yorkie dog. But most of the time these Yorkies are not purebred. Sometimes breeding a Yorkie with other dog breeds produce a Yorkie with a black coat, but they are not purebreds.
6. Yorkshire Terriers
The original Yorkie dog and the breeding foundation of all Yorkies. The dog is the result of breeding the Clydesdale Terrier and the Paisley Terrier which is now extinct. The breeding produced the tan coat with a steel-blue color dog that we are familiar with today. The dog’s origins were in England was named after the region of Yorkshire. The Kennel Club has given the Yorkshire recognition as an official dog breed during 1885 and is still a favorite dog pet today.
7. Mismarked Yorkies
The color standard of the American Kennel Club has four color combinations: blue and tan, black and gold, blue and gold and finally black and tan. The AKC considers any other markings to be mismarked colors. Yorkie puppies with a solid-color coat that have the same saddle pattern of a Yorkie falls under this dog type. Mismarked Yorkies are not rare, but the still make great pets for a dog lover who wants o have a Yorkie that has different color markings.
When buying, Yorkie puppies make sure to get them from a legitimate breeder so that you get your money’s worth and to make sure that you get a genuine purebred Yorkie. If you don’t like buying a Yorkie, you can go to a dog shelter and see if you can adopt one.
No matter what Yorkie puppies you get as a pet, you still have to take care of the puppy’s needs and look after it health. Give the love and care the puppy rightfully deserves and you will a have an adorable and active pet for life.